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Five Last-minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize something: there are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh! In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with five last-minute Christmas gifts you can make today. This way, you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season! 1. Personalized Return Address Stamp You’ll need: Silhouette Mint™ Mint™ Stamp Kit – 30mm x 60mm Ink in black and any additional accent colors you desire Design #4013 If you have a Mint, you probably have some…

DIY Christmas Ornament Parent Gift

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. Every year I try to come up with a cost-effective, fun, and creative parent gift for my students to make. I try to make something that parents will cherish for a lifetime and students will look back on each year to remember the great times they had in school. Today, I am excited to share how I created this fun and easy Christmas ornament with Silhouette Studio® and a Silhouette machine. Let’s grab our supplies and get started! Supplies Needed:…

Bottle Tags

We absolutely love this time of year. Immediately after Thanksgiving is over, all of our minds transition over to Christmas. For some, that means putting up the tree, playing Christmas music, and making treats. But for most of us, that means buying gifts. If you’re like us, we love to think of what new things can be made with a Silhouette machine. As we browsed Pinterest for some ideas, we thought to make a bottle tag that would be placed over a neck of a bottle of sparkling cider. Not only is this a very inexpensive gift, but it can also…

DIY Holiday Tree Gift Box

It’s time to start preparing for Christmas! Today we will tell you how to make this cute DIY Holiday Tree Gift Box. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Printer Design ID #102412 Design ID #59832  Step One: Preparing the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your Tree Card design (Design ID #102412) in a new document. Remove the card shape, and color the tree in black. To color the tree, go to the Fill panel (right-hand side of the screen). Change the color of the tree lines to black…

5 Projects To Make For Christmas

It’s almost as soon as the clock strikes midnight after Thanksgiving that our minds go directly to Christmas (and for a good reason)! There is so much prep work that goes into Christmas. Between the shopping, creating things, and cooking, we even wonder how we find time for it all. We definitely always seem to find time to craft, and that’s because Christmas crafts are some of the most fun to do! To kick off the giving season, we thought we would give you 5 winter and Christmas projects to try this year! Project One: Temporary Tattoo Ornaments Did you…

Mint Stamped Christmas Set

We are just about to head into the time of year when you are going to need a bunch of tags, cards, and wrapping paper for your gifts, so we would like to show you how to make this customized set of stamped material using the Silhouette Mint™. Creating customized stamps is a great way to add the perfect personalized touches to all of your gifts. Keep reading to see how you can make and use your own stamps. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Mint™ 2 Silhouette Mint™ stamp kits 30 mm x 60 mm 1 Silhouette Mint™ stamp kit 45 mm…

What Can You Do With Dingbat Fonts?

Hi there! Kelly here. Have you seen the fun dingbat fonts in the Silhouette Design Store? I want to share some of the fun ways you can use these special font sets. Don’t let the higher price point scare you off. You’re actually getting at least 26 coordinating designs with a single dingbat font purchase. What are dingbat fonts? They are fonts where each letter is assigned a special character so instead of seeing A, B, C, etc. as you type, you’ll see an image like a tree, a phrase, an animal, etc. This tutorial will show you how you…

Customized Labels Using Printable Vinyl

I love planning parties! It’s fun and you can really let your creativity run wild! I recently just planned and hosted my baby’s 100 days celebration, and I had so much fun decorating the venue. In this post, I want to show you how I made my customized label party favors on the candy jars. The printable vinyl is so easy and fun to use. It is also durable and will work great with any inkjet printer. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Vinyl Silhouette Spatula Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Design ID…

Mint for Small Business

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. I grew up with my parents owning and running multiple businesses. Having owned two businesses of my own, I can tell you that the Silhouette Mint™ would have been a game changer for me—a game changer, I tell you! Prepare yourself to see just how amazing the Mint can be for small businesses. One of my favorite things about this amazing little machine is that it is a standalone item. You do not need the CAMEO or the Portrait to make it work. It is very user-friendly. If I can make a…

Fall Wrapping

Who doesn’t like a beautifully wrapped gift?  This fall, you can be the hostess with the mostess and impress your guests with your beautifully wrapped party favors! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Butcher Paper (We chose brown). 8.5 x 11 Card Stock (white) Ribbon Silhouette Mint  1- 30 x 30 Mint Stamp Kit 1- 30 x 30 Mint Stamp Sheet Set  Mint Ink (Orange, Brown, Red) Design ID #215503 Step One: Designing The Gift Tag Select the Page Setup Panel (this icon can be found on the toolbar on the right-hand side of your page) and…

Chalkboard Sign Teacher Gift

If you are looking for the perfect teacher gift, you’ve come to the right place! Carl Buechner said, “They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel”. The impact a teacher has on your child is immeasurable. Why not make them a special something to let them know how much they mean to you? We have created several sign options that you are sure to love.   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette 12-Inch Vinyl or 12-Inch Stencil Material Silhouette Cutting Mat Design ID#44442 Silhouette Hook (for weeding vinyl) 12 in. x…

DIY Gift Card Holder

Today I wanted to share my DIY Gift Card Holder with you. I designed my own gift card holders and topped them off with cute paper bows. This will be a great template for future gift cards – want to make your own? Read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio White and pink cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out A Bow 1. Open up your Silhouette Studio®. 2. Select the Page Setup Window and adjust your Page Settings to fit your paper size. 3. Download/open your 3D bow…